The Big Book Bash is coming up!
The Big Book Bash is a book festival for kids and teens , featuring many Wellington and Wairarapa children’s and Young Adult (YA) authors. It’s all happening this weekend on December 2nd in Carterton.
There’s fabulous line-up of well-known NZ authors, music, workshops and a carnival atmosphere. Libraries, schools, newspapers & radio stations are talking about it, the local book community is excited, and it’s going to be fun.
In my workshop, You Say Which Way – Create a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Story, I’ll be taking youth on an adventure in the world of interactive fiction. We’ll journey through exciting worlds, making choices that shape the reader’s experience. They’ll start a science fiction or fantasy adventure of their own.
Register here via Carterton library (in the right side menu bar).
I’m in good company with many famous NZ children and YA authors. The full programme is here, featuring:
- Go behind the scenes of Annual 2 and enjoy Melting Moments with Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris
- Traveling Zine Museum with Murtle Chickpea
- Paper Bag Dogs with Fifi Colston and Anne Manchester
- Ngāti Kahungunu stories with Rawiri Smith
- Events with two young writers, Ben Spies (age 12) and Zed (age 15)
- Writing workshop for teens & adults with Mandy Hager
- Poems of Protest and the Environment with Tim Jones and Harvey Molloy
- You Say Which way Sci-fi & Fantasy workshop with Eileen Mueller
- Going to Antarctica with Philippa Werry
- Ginomee hats and stories with Ali Foster
- Rainbow storytelling with drag queens La Quisha St Redfern and Pamela Hancock
- Drawing with Rhondda Greig
- Readings and arts and crafts with Alan Bagnell, Paul Beavis, Gillian Candler, Mary McCallum, Michelle O’Connell and Christine Parker
- A storytelling finale with Marama Fox.